- SSUK – Lonely Hearts Club
If you still have the beard I might be a mate for a day!
The beard got trimmed down on Tuesday night, for an interview yesterday, but I’ll be leaving it till SSUK now.
Yep, at SSUK09, just to avoid you getting mixed up, i will be the bloke in a pink frock and strappy heels on a single speed bike. Errr that should narrow things down to about 20 of us then.
I’ll be the guy with a beard riding an Inbred. There won’t be many, I’m sure.
mike, look out for me, i am quite noticable
Will do ton, cheers. Big white transit?Posted 8 years agotommidSubscriber
Is any one else up on the Friday and if so where are you staying?
Miketually- I realised the iother day that we rode SSUK06 together or should I say we walked the first hill together. I have lost a bit of weight since then thank god.
Funky Nick rode with us…
So I will look forward to seeing you guys there. A small group of us are coming from Cambridge, but it may be at different times so I may be a billy for a night.Posted 8 years ago
Miketually- I realised the iother day that we rode SSUK06 together or should I say we walked the first hill together. I have lost a bit of weight since then thank god
I’ve got much more singlespeedy since then – I can ride that hill now, then wait for my brother on his big bike:Posted 8 years ago
Mike, you have a perfect niche-steed. Why are you not riding it?
The Solitude is ace, but the 29er tyres I got for it are just too big for V brakes when used on narrow rims. I get a little while out of the pads, then the arms catch on the side of the tyre. There’re nice grooves in the brake arms now. Some wider rims would fix it, but I can’t really justify the cash when I have another bike. The thinner tyres are going back on and I’m going back to using it as a monstercross, which is what it’s really meant for.Posted 8 years agoAndySubscriber
Another nomates here. First timer as well – cant wait though, as it sounds like it will be a hoot!! i’ll be riding an On One Volvo Biscuit Biege colour.
Will be there friday so would be keen to hook up with some STWers.
pink frock and strappy heels
*starts thinking about outfit…..*Posted 8 years ago
The Solitude is ace, but the 29er tyres I got for it are just too big for V brakes when used on narrow rims. I get a little while out of the pads, then the arms catch on the side of the tyre.
Try putting an extra spacer between the brake block and the brake arm.
Or I can give you a pair of tyres that’re a bit narrower if you want.
BTW I think your cargo bike might make you too niche for us guys. 😉Posted 8 years agoD0NKSubscriber
I shall be there and yes I’m a B.N.M.SSer, no beard tho. My first time at an ssuk and only the second
raceevent I’ve entered (HTN was my first) looking forward to it.
Felt a bit swamped by non-SS at 07
was everyone on geared bikes? Had you got lost and ended up at the wrong race? 🙂Posted 8 years agomarsdenmanMember
erm…… looking a the Forestry.gov website (to locate Dalby.. may come have a look see…) I note, with concern, that the only event they list for June is ‘Badger Watching’………
is a badger the new name for the niche-est of niche products…….. or just a facial hair reference….. 😆Posted 8 years ago
Aaaaaah.. gotcha… and yes, that is me just behind you, but it took me a while to work out what the hell I was wearing as I don’t have any red tops with white cuffs… then I remembered it was the bandage I had on after my slight Dyfi excursion…
And this is really spooky, but that pic shows my race number as 37 back in ’06 and I’ve just checked, I’m number 37 again on the ’09 list on the website…
I’m kinda freaked out by that… especially as that’s how old I am…
Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaargh!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Posted 8 years agoepicycloSubscriber
clubber – Member
it was easy to id the ssers in 07. They were the ones trying really hard to be wacky and crazy…
Must have been a different event to the one I attended. The wacky ones were all those deadly serious geared riders – bikes are supposed to be fun.
My main impression though was loads of nice people.Posted 8 years ago
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